L. Rebecca Connell, LCSW • LCS 19814  |  5845 College Avenue, Suite 2 • Oakland, CA 94618  |  510-594-8224    
   Mindfulness-based Stress Reduction Class -- wave photo copyright Reba Connell 2012


Stressed? in Pain?

Mindfulness-based Stress Reduction Class



Increase well-being and happiness and take back your health through meditation, gentle movement, and mindful communication.

Highly respected approach research-proven to reduce anxiety and pain.

Mindfulness-based Stress Reduction (MBSR) is considered the gold standard of stress reduction by doctors and the tens of thousands of people who have benefited from this program worldwide. Students have reported:

  • better coping with stress
  • improved health
  • decreased pain
  • kinder communication

Who can benefit?

  • people with health conditions or anxiety
  • pregnant people
  • first responders
  • veterans
  • therapists and healthcare providers
  • professors and students
  • realtors and business owners
  • parents and retired people
  • LGBT and diverse ethnic communities
  • and you

Is it not a community service for you to be less irritated? If you don't send angry email, aren't we starting to contribute to a more peaceful world?

Reba Connell, LCSW, teaches Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction and Mindful Eating classes. She has completed several levels of study in teaching Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction, including a professional training program under the direction of Dr. Saki Santorelli and Dr. Jon Kabat-Zinn.

She is deeply engaged with science-based and traditional approaches to healing through food and self-care. Her trainings include a professional training in teaching Mindful Eating, through UCSD; Food As Medicine; The Gut Brain; and Preventing and Managing Chronic Inflammation: Special Focus: Nutritional Interventions.

25 CEUs for LCSWs, MFTs, LEPs, and LPCCs available.

Next MBSR Class: Tuesdays 9–11:15 am, Jan. 6–Mar. 3, 2015

Free orientation for class members and the public, Jan. 6, 2015, 9–11:15 am

At Danspace in the beautiful Rockridge area, 473 Hudson Street, Oakland, California 94618.

Wheelchair-accessible, near BART

Please use unscented products and do not smoke before class for the health of others.

Bare feet or dance shoes only inside the studio. Please leave your street shoes in the changing room.

Sunday retreat 9 am–4 pm, Feb. 22, 2015 at East Bay Meditation Center, 285 17th St. at the corner of Harrison St., Oakland, CA 94612

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Class includes 25 class hours, 4 CDs, and manual.

EARLY BIRD PRICE until 12/16/14:
For most students paying by Dec. 16, 2014, please pay $390 (less than $16 per hour).

After Dec. 16, 2014, please pay $440 for standard price.

If you have comfortable resources, please consider $440–590 to help others to learn.

If you have lower income, consider $240–340.

If you do not have household income, give yourself a scholarship and consider $35–190. Your participation helps make our community.

Send check, name, and phone number to Center for Stress Reduction, 5845 College Ave. #2, Oakland, CA 94618.

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For information, call 510-594-8224.

If the class does not work for your schedule, or you’d like to get started on your practice now, click here to buy the practice CDs.

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